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PRISM: A Journal of Regional Engagement

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Service learning, Community-based learning, Urban Education -- Oregon -- Portland Metropolitan Area -- Aims and objectives, Universities and colleges -- United States -- Public services, Community and college -- Oregon -- Portland


Since the 1990s, hundreds of institutions of higher education have developed community-university partnerships through community-based learning initiatives in order to enhance student learning and strengthen our communities. These partnerships are often built upon ideals of reciprocity and synergy, yet there has been a dearth of rich qualitative assessment to describe the nature of these relationships, the roles played by all of the constituents in these relationships, and the impact that these relationships have on students, faculty, and community partners. This study engaged 10 faculty and their corresponding community partners to document their partnership practices and the impact of these practices on faculty, students, and community partners

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